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News: Where Have You Been Hiding, Tino?

It feels like forever and a day since I wrote an update with any news. I’ve been very busy, I can promise you, and as always life sometimes gets in the way. Here’s a round up of all of the exciting bits and pieces I’ve been involved in:

There’s Something Macrocosmic About All of This

It’s finally here! Copies of my new flash fiction pamphlet, published by V-Press, have arrived and they look beautiful! I’m so excited to share these stories with everyone.

The short fiction in There’s Something Macrocosmic About All of This by Santino Prinzi is very human and very heart-provoking.

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“Hilarious, playful, profound and fierce, these stories ring with wonder at the messy world of sex and love. Prinzi’s fiction is addictive because of their unflinching sensuality and sharp attention to emotional detail.” Meg Pokrass

“In There’s Something Macrocosmic About All of This, Santino Prinzi looks for the big truths in everyday moments. From coming out to falling out, each of these stories is a nuanced study of human nature – full of insight and wit.” Christopher Allen

There’s Something Macrocosmic About All of This will be published on Friday 1st June 2018, and is available to pre-order from V-Press now.

National Flash Fiction Day 2018 Anthology

Since the end of March I have been reading and selecting submissions for the forthcoming National Flash Fiction Day anthology with my wonderful co-editor, Alison Powell. This year’s theme was FOOD, and we have some delicious stories to share with you when the anthology is published in June. You can find more information via the National Flash Fiction Day blog page by clicking this link here. We will be launching the anthology in Bristol on National Flash Fiction Day, Saturday 16th June 2018. More information to be confirmed at a later date.

Flash Fiction Festival 2018

The flash fiction festival ball is well and truly rolling, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the party again this year. There will be lots of fantastic readings and writing workshops for writers to take part in, as well as tasty food… I’ll be running a workshop on Experimental Flash Fiction, as well as appearing on a V-Press panel about flash fiction pamphlets. You can find out more about the whole festival and book via their website.

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Recent and Forthcoming Publications

I’ve recently had a handful of flash fiction published since the old year came to an end and the new year began. Firstly, And While There are Billions of Friendships There’s Only One Like Yours was published in Flash – I love you!, a flash fiction anthology from Paper Swans, in December 2017. The book is available to purchase here.

In January, I had a prose poem / flash / thingamajig published by the wonderful Ink Sweat and Tears called When Stranded on an Iceberg. It was shortlisted for their January Pick of the Month! You can read it here.

Also in January I had a very tiny story published in Short on Sugar, High on Honey, an anthology of love stories that are between seven and thirteen words long. It’s a beautiful pocket book edited by Mark Budman and Tom Hazuka and published by Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press. It’s available to purchase here.

And a fun little revenge flash called Il Vino di Merda was published by Litro as a part of their #FlashFriday series in March. You can read it here.

I haven’t got many forthcoming publications because I’ve been very busy preparing my new pamphlet for publication instead of writing, but I’m absolutely ecstatic to share that I have a flash fiction being published by Jellyfish Review on May 28th! It has a rather unusual title: Upon Discovering that Cows Can Swim. It was actually inspired in part at my own amazement of discovering that cows can swim. I don’t know why it never occurred to me before, it just didn’t.

That’s all for now! Thanks for reading! 

Some More Updates!

Hello, everyone!

I’ve been so terrible for posting news as and when it comes, as I used to do, but I have been busy focussing on finishing my MA. The dissertation has been completed, bound, and is staring at me from my desk, tempting me to tweak just…one…more…thing…!!! I have high hopes for it, but what will be will be.

Firstly, some exciting news that I’m sure many of you may already know. I’m the new Senior Editor of New Flash Fiction ReviewI’m beyond thrilled to be a part of this flash magazine who have published stunning flash fiction writers (including the likes of Lydia Davis!) and to be working with Meg Pokrass and Pamela Painter. Here we are pictured below at the end of the Flash Fiction Festival. Submissions are currently open until September 12th. Check New Flash Fiction Review out and send us something incredible.

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(L-R): Me, Pamela Painter, and Meg Pokrass. We’re having a well deserved sit down after the busy Flash Festival.

I’m also now an Associate Editor for Vestal Review, who I have been a First Reader with for almost a year. Our current reading period is from now until the end of November, so send us something we can’t refuse.

Last time I posted an update, the new National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, which I was co-editing with Meg Pokrass, was about to be published. Well, it’s now available in to purchase in paperback and on Kindle. It’s called Sleep is a Beautiful Colour and features incredible authors, including: Calum Kerr, Robert Shapard, Pamela Painter, Bobbie Ann Mason, Claudia Smith, Robert Scotellaro, Stuart Dybek, Etgar Keret, Meg Pokrass, Angela Readman, Danielle McLaughlin, Robert Lopez, and so many more! Based on the theme of Life As Your Know It, every flash in this anthology offers something striking, unusual, unique, and powerful. You will not be disappointed!

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I’ve also had a few more publications and acceptances:

I have four flashes forthcoming in flash fiction magazines that I’m really excited about and haven’t blogged about! Each of these magazines, some old and some new, have been absolutely killing it with the flash they publish. Thank you to all of the editorial staff of these magazines who keep publishing such awesome work. I’m so happy to be a part of them:

‘Colour Tasting’ will be published in Ellipsis Zine very soon (Friday 25th August).

‘Marrakech’ will be published by the off-the-wall (b)OINK zine in September and is possibly one of my favourite flashes I’ve ever written (mainly because of the fun I had writing it).

‘These Are the Rules of Canopy Shyness and Life’ is one of those stories I thought would never find a home because it’s really a bit mental and odd, but thankfully The Airgonaut loved it and will be publishing it in their September issue.

‘Moderation’ will be published in September by Spelk. 

And as if that’s not enough…

‘They Dropped the Bomb’ was published by Paragraph Planet on Sunday 25th June, while at the Flash Fiction Festival in Bath. It’s inspired in some ways by my family, and in others by where the world is likely to end up… You can read it below:

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My micro ‘The Broom of Sisyphus’ won National Flash Fiction Day New Zealand’s Micro Madness. You can read it here.

My prose poem ‘In the Light, I See…’ was published by Unbroken Journal, who I love. read it here.

A new anthology called Short on Sugar, High on Honey, which features stories about love that are between 7 and 13 words in length, is going to be published and will feature one of my stories. The anthology has been edited by Mark Budman and Tom Hazuka, and will be published by Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press.

And three more stories of mine will also be published in the 2017 Worcester LitFest Flash Fiction Anthology. The anthology is usually published in November in paperback and kindle, and will include ‘Actually, Love Actually’, ‘What the Coffee Promised’, and ‘Interviews with Prospective Postmen’.

If you’re in Bath on Friday 29th September, you can catch me reading some stories at St. James Wine Vaults in Bath for Jude Higgins’ launch of her pamphlet The Chemist’s House. It’s a great collection. The event is free so do come along! More details here.

I think that’s it… I’m hoping to return to more regular posting of news rather than piling everything into one post every couple of months. As I have now finished the MA, I’m currently planning on relaxing (hence the lovely butterfly picture I took on a recent walk), applying for jobs, thinking about PhD proposals, and getting some writing done! I have a few newer pieces out in the world for consideration, and I’ll be taking part in a Kathy Fish workshop in September, which I’m so looking forward to!

Thanks for reading!

I’m the new Flash Fiction Editor of Firefly Magazine!

With great excitement, I am now able to share with you all some wonderful news: I am the new Flash Fiction Editor of Firefly Magazine!

Firefly Magazine is a journal of luminous writing publishing flash fiction, short stories, poetry, and artwork. It’s a magazine I have enjoyed reading and have had my flash featured in before, and I’m hyped to be a part of the editorial team.

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Firefly Magazine, read previous issues, and send me your flash fiction! We read submissions on a rolling basis and you can send up to three pieces of flash fiction, and each piece can be a maximum of 500 words (there is no lower limit).

Here’s a little bit more about the journal:

Firefly Magazine is an online literary journal of Fiction and Poetry dedicated to showcasing the foremost in luminous writing. What’s luminous writing? Well, anything really. As long as it is capable of taking our breath away, we’ll consider it.

Don’t send me words that keep the world spinning, send me words that make the whole world stop. Send me words that demand to be read, send me words that make me think of nothing else. Take my breath away – I can’t wait to read your best!